Top ten tips to prepare a home for a storm

It’s important to be prepared for a storm before it hits. Here are ten tips on how to do just that.

  1. Make a list of the supplies you will need ahead of time, such as flashlights, batteries, emergency candles, first aid supplies, and extra blankets and clothing.
  2. Fill your bathtub with water before the storm hits so that you have a source of fresh water to drink or use for cleaning if necessary.
  3. Also, fill up jugs and bottles with clean water to have a backup supply if tap water becomes unavailable.
  4. Gather food and snacks that do not require refrigeration, such as canned goods, dried fruit and nuts, granola bars, and crackers.
  5. Charge all your electronic devices, like your phone and laptop, so that you can stay connected to the outside world during the storm.
  6. Put important papers and documents in a safe place to protect them from damage or theft. This might include insurance policies, birth certificates, credit card statements, and tax forms.
  7. If possible, park your car in the garage to avoid damage from flying debris or falling trees.
  8. Bring any outdoor furniture or decorations that could be blown around by high winds, such as patio umbrellas, garden gnomes, and bird feeders.
  9. Lock your windows and doors before the storm hits to keep out wind and rain.
  10. Monitor the weather forecast constantly and make any necessary changes to your storm preparedness plan, such as preparing additional supplies or moving to a safer location.

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